During a ceremony held in Washington on November 30Angola had become The thirty-third country to sign the Artemis Accords. The Artemis Accords establish a practical set of principles to guide cooperation in space exploration between nations, including those participating in NASA’s Artemis program. NASA, in coordination with the US State Department, established the Artemis Accords in 2020 along with seven other original signatories. Since then, the signatories have held focused discussions on how to best implement the principles of the Artemis Accords.
The Artemis Accords work to reinforce and implement the treaty’s core obligations space Extra-Atmospheric Testing of 1967. It also reinforces the commitment of the United States and its signatory states to the Registry Convention, the Astronaut Rescue and Recovery Convention, and best practices and standards for responsible conduct supported by NASA and its partners, including the public release of scientific data.
More countries are expected to sign the Artemis Accords in the coming months and years as NASA continues to work with its international partners to establish a safe, peaceful, and prosperous future in space. “Working with new and existing partners adds new energy and capacity to ensure the whole world benefits from our journey of exploration and discovery“, says NASA.
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